Leading Through Disruption

Without question, COVID-19 and the response efforts surrounding it have temporarily altered the way we lead and serve our organizations, our teams and our communities. 

In fulfillment of the Leadership Center’s mission to explore innovative leadership knowledge and practices to better those we serve, we endeavor to provide the latest thinking on issues and trends that impact all of us. 

In that spirit, this year’s theme “Leading Through Disruption” will provide a springboard for timely discussions to help us navigate uncharted territory.  

Upcoming Events

Leadership Speaker Series: Leading Through Disruption

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: Noon, EDT

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Join us as we continue our 2021 Leadership Series: Leading Through Disruption. Guest speaker Brett Kaufman, CEO of Kaufman Development shares his journey about the intersection of personal transformation and leadership. 

Brett is a builder of conscious communities, believing that success comes easiest when working from one’s highest and best self. This has motivated his work to be centered around mental health, wellbeing, and creative expression. Brett’s vision of creating spaces that provide healthy, sustainable, and holistically supportive environments for people to work and live led to the founding of Kaufman Development in 2011 and has changed the real estate development landscape in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. This passion has also motivated Brett to become a coach and mentor to over 100 entrepreneurs, using a framework that taps into a person’s life journey and provides tools for meditation, therapy, and personal development.




Get in the Game! The Business of Sports.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT

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Join us as we continue our 2021 Leadership Series with Get in the Game! The Business of Sports. Guest speaker, Luke Fedlam J.D., partner at Porter Wright, will provide insight on business and leadership in the sports entertainment industry. 

Luke is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department leading the Sports Law Practice Group. He brings a well-rounded approach to the challenges athletes face at any phase of their career. Working with an athlete’s team of advisors he provides the essential, objective, thorough and balanced counsel necessary to leverage the opportunity at hand. Luke regularly advises a range of clients – from student athletes transitioning into professional sports, professional athletes navigating life on a team, to retiring athletes creating the game plan for their life after sports – on matters including marketing contract analysis, immigration issues, investment opportunity due diligence, asset protection, real estate development, brand and mark protection, as well as trust and estates. Prior to joining Porter Wright, Luke served as a legal manager in the mergers & acquisitions area and director of business development at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. He also leads the advisory firm, Anomaly Sports Group.